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party for the planet
All Ages, Included with Admission, Seasonal

Party for the Planet

April 20-21 | 11a.m. - 3p.m.

Are you ready to Party for the Planet? We’re participating in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Party for the Planet — a family friendly event celebrates our ocean planet’s biodiversity and highlights simple steps we all can take to make a difference!

Guest explore Hold Fast exhibit at Birch Aquarium.
All Ages, Included with Admission

Gyotaku

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 12:30 - 2pm

Since the 1800s, Japanese fishers have used gyotaku (pronounced Gee-oh-tak-oo) to record the size and species of their catches. Now it’s your chance to practice this traditional art technique and scientific practice! Please note, this event is included in aquarium admission and will run while supplies last.

Shark Summer Logo
All Ages

Shark Summer

July 2024

This July, join us as we dive deep into the world of these amazing animals, with fin-tastic fun for shark fans of all ages! Shark Summer celebrates the vital role sharks play in the ecosystem, while shining a light on the important conservation work and research being done to protect them.

Guests Explore a labyrinth of cyanotype-printed giant kelp by photo-based artist and marine scientist Oriana Poindexter
All Ages, Included with Admission

Sun Printing

Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 12:30 - 2pm

Try creating the original “blueprint” by making your own cyanotype art! Arrange materials on this special paper and watch as the sun leaves behind a lasting impression. Please note, this event is included in aquarium admission and will run while supplies last.